Al Maun Fund

Rating: 4.86 stars   79 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: PO Box 7691 Atlantic City NJ 08404 USA

Mission: Al Maun Fund (est. 2004) is a non-profit social service organization that provides assistance for basic needs, resource referrals and support to those who are experiencing short-term set backs. We are committed in aiding individuals and families undergoing hardships to regain self sufficiency, as well as helping neighborhoods through community projects.
Results: We are trying to secure a small building to rent so we can more easily distribute clothing, food and offer a learning center.
Target demographics: Families and individuals who are either low-income or are experiencing short-term set backs that make it difficult for them to meet basic needs
Geographic areas served: USA
Programs: Financial assistance for basic needs, clothing, baby bundles, educational, pantry boxes, youth program support
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a volunteer now, but I was previously a client. Al Maun Fund offers a helping hand to those who need it most. I constantly hear stories of those Al Maun Fund has helped. I also know how tirelessly the admin works to continue providing to those in need.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I can't say enough about Al Maun Fund. They truly are a relief for so many families who are in need. When someone is in need, they sincerely strive to help in every way. Instead of constantly looking down their noses asking how did you let it get this bad, they look for ways to solve the problem. What a comfort to those in need.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have known about Al Maun Fund for a couple of years now. I first heard about it from someone I know who had been helped by Al Maun. The work they do is phenomenal. And unlike some groups, they provide more than financial assistance. They are kind and sincerely concerned for those they help. They offer lots of encouragement to those in need. For my friend that was worth just as much as the financial assistance. These are the reasons I support Al Maun fund.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Knowing someone they helped.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Would like to see them be able to help more people with the help of more donors.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Al Maun Fund is a great not-for-profit organization that really connects the contributor with the actual people receiving the charity. Although you do not know the names of the people receiving the charity, Al Maun Fund provides you with their information. Therefore, giving the donor a glimpse into others lives and opening up their hearts by giving them whatever amount of money they could (literally). It is not ambiguous, nor grandiose. I love working for this charity because it's real and helps people like me, living the middle-class life, who sometimes needs to be reminded that there are others who are in need. They are not on top of your back for money nor do they ask for much. I would recommend this charity to anyone, and it is the only one that I contribute to :)

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Their thank-you notes encourage me to send more and more. They make you feel connected to those in need, and with them personally, with their hand-written Hallmark thank-you cards

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not make any changes!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I love Al Maun fund. Although I have never received any money from them, I love the fact that others are able to turn to them and get what they need. The owners/ operators go out of their way to keep it going. I hope others will keep donating so that the benefit can be there for whomever needs it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

never

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

nothing

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The problem it's giving to non profit organizations but when you KNOW that your donations are assisting people in need that are right in your own community it makes you want to give more. Al MAUN is an asset to the people allowing us to believe in one another.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

knowing the many people that has been given a lease on the basic things that we need in life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand it to help the world.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As Salaamu Alaikum (Peace be upon you),

I have donated to Al Maun Fund. The reason for my donation is that I have been in a situation where I need a place to go. I had to return home to my non-muslim family instead. I would like to contribute to this not happening to any other Muslim women and children especially. Al Maun Fund helps in so many ways to ensure that families have the needs that will help them survive and be thankful to ALLAH!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

It makes my heart smile knowing that there is help for the needy.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase the services it provides like marriage counseling before and after; Mental health services

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I've always been a person who looks for ways that I can assist others, particularly other single mothers like myself. A friend of mine told me about Al Maun Fund and I liked that it's about Muslim women assisting others.

I was able to assist someone who was in need of a winter coat and so without hesitation I went to my closet and was able to find a suitable one that didn't fit me correctly but was able to assist someone else.

I received a very nice thank you note from the recipient, which was unexpected and really not necessary since I gave from my heart and not because I wanted someone to acknowledge what I had done.

In these tough economic times, programs like Al Maun Fund are a blessing to many people and is a means for us to help one another.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By receiving a thank you note from the recipient I was assured that my donation was received. With other organizations you may not necessarily receive direct confirmation from the recipient, but rather a canned statement from the organization itself.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't. This organization serves only as a central hub to allow individuals to directly help other individuals.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Al-Maun fund is a highly respected organization that has managed to live up to the meaning of the organizations name, through ongoing efforts to assist those in need.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have a family member that received assistance from the organization in the past.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

There is nothing that i could change about this organization.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Al Maun Fund has been servicing the community for many years. They are dedicated to servicing the needs of the less fortunate, and those who may need a temporary helping hand. They do a great job, and public support is greatly needed/appreciated.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

reading the testimonials of people who have been helped by them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to get more volunteers for advertising the needs of the organization & services they provide.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I have donated my times from Al Maun fund. The women who are in charge have made my drop off process very easy for me. I was even allowed to drop off a huge donation to one of their homes. I also have been to their thrift store recieves a ton of help from them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I benefited by purchasing low cost items at their thrift store

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

nothing

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have donated to al maun fund a couple times in the past and they are an excellent fund that helps those in need. May our Creator make it a blessing for them all who participate in this excellent source of needed funds and proper distribution. They do a great job at collecting information for those in need and letting others know what is needed, collecting it, distributing it, and doint their best to help everyone in great need.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By receiving a thank you email from the family who was in need.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

if it was possibile for me to make changes, it would be to open a new source of funding for them that was permissible by the Islamic law.

 
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